"a scruffy Napoleon with his laces trailing, exiled to a rose-trellissed Elba"

Island of Elba - Spiaggia di Cavoli
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 Elba is an Italian island, best known as the first place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte after his abdication in 1814.  He escaped after a few months, returned to his army and proceeded to fight the Battle of Waterloo.  After this final defeat, he was imprisoned on the much more distant island of St Helena for the rest of his life.

The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba
Public DomainThe journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba - Credit: Published by J. Phillips